Dr. Daniel Jonker, Superintendent

Dr. Daniel Jonker has served as the Superintendent of Allendale Public Schools since 2008.  Prior to becoming Superintendent at Allendale, Dr. Jonker was the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services at Ottawa Area Intermediate School District from 2003-2008.  He also previously served APS from 1996-2003 as a middle school principal, curriculum director, and personnel director. 

Over his 39 year career in education, Dr. Jonker has been a teacher at all levels, as well as serving as an administrator at the building and district office levels.  He is the past President of the Ottawa Area Superintendents’ Association, a past-president of the Michigan Staff Development Council, and also served as Secretary of the Regional Educational Media Centers Association of Michigan.  He has presented at state and national conferences including the National Staff Development Council Conference (2005 and 2008), the Association of Educational Service Agencies Conference (2007), and the Michigan Association of School Administrators Conference (2011 and 2014). Dr Jonker is the current secretary of Region 3 of the Michigan Association of School Administrators.

Superintendent's Open Office Hours

Superintendent Dan Jonker welcomes comments and feedback regarding our schools.  In order to facilitate open dialogue, he has set aside time each month to meet with citizens who wish to share their thoughts, ask questions, or discuss an issue. Walk-ins are always welcome during Open Office Hours and will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Jonker on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Those wishing to set an appointment with Dr. Jonker may do so by contacting Carol Coffey, Administrative Assistant at 616-892-5570.

Open Office Hours are generally held from 4 to 6 pm, the second Monday of each month at the District Office, 10505 Learning Lane in Allendale. The District Office is located in the northwest corner of the Oakwood Intermediate School, entrance "A."

2016-2017 Open Office Hours

  • August 8, 2016
  • September 12, 2016
  • October 10, 2016
  • November 14, 2016
  • December 12, 2016
  • January 9, 2017
  • February 13, 2017
  • March 13, 2017
  • April 10, 2017
  • May 8, 2017
  • June 12, 2017